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By Thomas Bulfinch, W. H. Klapp, Stanley William Hayter

The writer explains that the aim of this publication is to 'tell the tales in relation to the religions of historical Greece and Rome that are now extinct - that now they belong now to literature'.

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Is represented as the friend of mankind, t>ehalf when Jove was incensed who He interposed in their against them, and who taught PROMETHEUS AND PANDORA Ihem civilization and the But arts. gressed the will of Jupiter, and drew of the ruler of gods and men. as, in so doing, he trans* down on Jupiter had 27 himself the anger hiui chained to a rock on Mount Caucasus, where a vulture preyed on his liver, which was renewed as fast as devoured. This state of torment Prometheus bound, Flaxman. * this he disdained to do.

Bac'chus (Di o-nys'us), Jupiter and Sem'e-le. He the god of wine, was the son of represents not only the intoxicating power of wine, but its social and beneficent influences likewise, so that he is viewed as the promoter of civilization, and a lawgiver and lover of peace. The Mu'ses were daughters of Jupiter the and (MemThey presided over song and prompted the memory. They were nine Mne-mos'y-ne ory). in number, to each of whom was assigned the presidence over some particular depart ment of literature, art or science.

Leave them for hands worthy of them. " So saying, he took his stand on a rock of Parnassus, and drew from his quiver two arrows of different workmanship, one to exThe former was of gold and cite love, the other to repel it. sharp-pointed, the latter blunt and tipped with lead. With the leaden shaft he struck the nymph Daphne, the daughter of the river god Peneus, and with the golden one Apollo, through the heart. Forthwith the god was seized with love for the maiden, Her delight was in while she abhorred the thought of loving.

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